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, a grim milestone in the war in afghanistan. the death toll for u.s. troops has now reached 2,000. the most recent deaths came this weekend. two americans killed when a fire fight broke out between u.s. forces and their afghan army allies. the afghan defense ministry said the battle was a result of a quote, misunderstanding between international forces and afghan soldiers. >> i think the signature attack that we're beginning to see is going to be the insider attack. >> this is something we have to discuss in detail, something that i feel a responsibility to correct. >> more than 50 international security assistants and four service members have been killed this year in attacks between u.s. forces and the afghan counterparts. an investigation is underway into the latest incident. [ yelling ] >> violence in the streets of pakistan after a former lawmaker makes a very strong and disturbing request. the ex pakistani politician told protestors he would pay $200,000 to whoever kills -- kills the u.s. film maker behind the anti-islam film. it is said to mock the prophet mohammed that
in the u.s. you can do this. >> the tigers, by state law, like tony here, can only be with the public until they are 40-pounds. >> and that's with a leash. state law says it's okay for big cats 25-pounds or less to be handled with only a trainer's restraint, but a trainer must be present. and all wildlife shall be exhibited in a manner that prevents injuries to the public and to the animals. but swimming with tony is not cheap. you sign a general release and for $200, you can frolic for 30 minutes in the water on the lawn, or even help out with his bottle feeding. >> tony is a growing boy. he will eat four of these a day. he's only at eight pounds right now, but he'll wind up like his dad, well over a thousand pounds. >> you can swim with a 4-foot gator here, too. >> man versus gator. >> it's just ally, really. >> ali the alligator. her mouth is taped up and you can join her in the pool with a trainer. >> we don't take it to other places. we use our swimming facility here. >> okay. we are just talking about how weird that one was, but different strokes for different folks, righ
did not get in. abigail fisher came to the u.s. supreme court and said she didn't get into the university in 2008 because she's white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity shouldn't be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> she had the courage and perseverance to stand up for equality, what was rate and to guarantee the fundamental of all of us that we're entitled to the equal protection of the law. >> reporter: the university automatically admits most of the students based upon their rank and high school class and one quarter of texas freshmen are admitted based upon a formula made up of many factors, one which of is race. bill powers said if the supreme court prevents that -- . >> we would not be given the kind of education to all of our students. we would prepare them to work and it would be a setback for our students and society. >> reporter: howard said diversity benefits all students but chief justice john roberts wanted to hon on you the -- know how the university would determine when it had, quote, a krill critical mass
," that iran and the u.s. have agreed in principle to one on one talks about iran's nuclear programs and the white house said late last night they had not agreed to talks but the u.s., the administration, is open to the idea. senator graham, let me start with you. what do you think of one-on-one talks with iran, and what do you make of the timing of this coming out two weeks before the election? >> well, i think the iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle, to continue to talk. as we talk with the iranians, whether it is bilaterally or unilateral unilaterally, they continue to enrich and the vice president and the president said we will do nothing without coordinating with israel. so we've talked with them in moscow and talk with them in baghdad and they continue to enrich, enrich, and, i think the time for talking is over. we should be demanding transparency and access to the program and they doubled the centrifuges, so, i think this is a ploy by the iranians and i hope we are talking to the israelis, and, as we continue to talk, they continue to enrich and they a
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and family members and loved ones reunited as 70 members of the d.c. national guard returned home to the u.s. they were deployed in afghanistan the past 10 months. fox 5's lauren demarco was there for the welcoming party. >> with technology like skype you have the family members today saying they've been able to keep in fairly regular contact with their loved ones overseas, but nothing compares to seeing them in person safe and sound on american soil. >> i'm excited. >> reporter: michael salas says 10 months is long, but he understands why his dad, sergeant edwin lariano, had to go to afghanistan. >> it's bad because i don't get to see him in person. it's good because he's helping us with our troops. >> reporter: military mom bess lee eagerly awaiting her daughter. she says it's something she's well familiar with as all three of them are u.s. service members. >> that was an option in my house. they were going to go to school because didn't have the time to. not military, i never dreamed of it. >> reporter: the troops arriving at the d.c. armory are among 270 members. they provided securit
is expected to present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate which kid u.s. ambassador chris steve an and three other americans. yesterday, department said it did not believe the attacks were linked to protests over an anti-is a is lambic film made in the u.s. new documents suggest there was an internal disagreement about the amount of security needed at the consulate. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the shooting of a 14-year-old girl in pakistan. the teen activist was shot twice while riding on a bus that was taking children home from school. the unknown gunman asked for her by name and then shot her in the head and neck. she is still alive but doctors say the next few days are critical. she is known as an advocate for girls' education which the taliban opposes. the u.s. state department strongly condemns the tax calling it barbaric and cowardly. >>> as if we don't already pay enough at the gas pump, how would you like to pay even more to fill up? >> not good news. straight ahead, why some people in our area might be
mayor gray's campaign. >>> the u.s. anti-doping agency releasing details of it's investigation into lance armstrong. the agency claims the cyclist played a key role in what it calls the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. jonathan hunt has details. >> reporter: the u.s. anti- doping agency releasing a report on its case against lance armstrong. the agency accuses armstrong of using performance enhancing drugs during his ar names 11 former teammates as key witnesses and details the way they say drugs were delivered and administered to armstrong's teams. the report also claims winning and doping went hand in demand cycling and says armstrong's teams were the best at getting it done without being caught. armstrong's lawyers call the findings a one-sided hatchet job. >> this outcome was predetermined months, if not years ago. if their affidavits that are dated after august 23rd when we notified usada that we were not going to arbitrate that matter, whoever signed those affidavits knew they weren't ever going to get questioned or cross- examined. >> armstron
in the battleground states. we have new poling out on ohio tonight and the race there. this pole comes from survey u.s.a finding the president in the lead in ohio 47 percent to mitt romney's 44 percent. now, mark, the one thing we know about ohio is that the democratic vote is centered around the urban areas from cleveland into columbus, down to cincinnati. how evenly is this divided now between the rural areas where the republicans tend to do better and the urban areas where the democrats stand to gain. >> four years ago obama won by 181,000 votes out of about 5.5 million. he won by five points. but he wins, or democrats win in canton, youngstown, cleveland, toleto, akron, but they get hurt in suburban communities around those cities. especially hamilton county in cincinnati and rural areas that aren't at all populated by urban concentrations. and then, if you look at 76 when jimmy carter won. he wont by only 11,000 votes. and he won in that area south of u.s. 40 in the areas that border west virginia and pennsylvania that's coal mining area in ohio. they have southern accents. and that's where obam
at the u.s. consulate in libya. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador were killed in what is being called a terrorist attack. secretary of state hillary clinton said she's responsible, not the president, for providing adequate security at all u.s. diplomatic missions. >> i'm responsible for the state department, for the more than 60,000 people around the world and the decision is made by security professionals. >> she's taking the blame to take the heat off of her boss president obama in the closing days of the election. clinton said the attack is still under investigation. >>> and developing news from britain, the police questioned two men who tried to visit the pakistani teenager in the hospital. she's recovering from the gun shot wound in the head. the taliban admitted they targeted her and she was targeted again. she was flown to britain to receive supplied treatment. >>> and they notified the program would be extended to the end of the year. today, more than 5,000 criminals were determined to be illegal immigrants. and corey stewart joins us tonight. i know you have been a sup
answers on what happened at the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. expect that to be one of the first topics to come up here and on china. if you -- there is going to be a lot of talk on china, the world's second largest economy expected to surpass the u.s. economy. the decisions, trade with china will have ramifications down the road for the u.s. a lot to debate tonight and tonight's 90 minutes that begin at 9 eastern time. >> are they going to interact with each other? as arguementative? like the format in the second debate? >> i think so. remember how people said this is not going to give them time to enter act with each other. i think tonight, they will have two-minute answers and one- minute full response. you have to think they're going to want to score the last -- last-minute sprints -- points here. once tonight is done, there is two more weeks before the election day. >> craig bosswell, live in boca raton and fox 5 is debuting a new show. i will bring you fox 5 news edge and that is focusing on local and final candidate -- local and national issues. tom fitzgerald
saw an increase and sales for ford were flat. >>> the u.s. postal service is even deeper in debt after a defaulted on a $5.6 billion payment it's the second time this year. lawmakers left washington last month without passing legislation that would have helped the post office deal with the crippling debt and operating losses. >>> the forecast is in for some holiday spending and the national retail federation is betting we're going to open up our wallets laura evans has more. >> reporter: the national retail federation is expecting solid growth before i introduce you to ellen, i want to show you how it breaks down and they're breaking it down to forecasting 4.1% here for 2012 and in 2011, there was a spending increase of 5.6% and if you look at the past 10 years since the recession began, the average increase in holiday spending was 3.5% and, again, that gives you perspective of what we're facing here. ellen davis, the executive director of the national retail federation joins us now to talk about how this breaks down. and that is going to plan with what is going forward in the economy.
th, 2012. live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome in washington, d.c. >> it feels warm for the start of the day. it was so cool, like in the 40s or others. >> early sunday morning, it was chilly to me but then it got better throughout the day. it got better. >> you hear tucker over here, what? >> it was chilly sunday morning. >> saturday was cool. day was c >> yesterday turned into a great day. today, a day of transitions. that means rain showers. >> is that the code for rain showers. >> that is my nice way of spinning that on a monday morning t won't rain all day today. the threat of rain showers by late morning. -- it won't rain all day today. you can see it is a thin ribbon of rain showers stretching just east of pittsburgh down through west virginia. the cold front will be moving in later this morning. we've seen the clouds up crease overnight and a better and better chance we'll get some scattered showers around here. maybe a thunderstorm too if you are south and east of the city later this afternoon as the showers move through. bring an umbrella. not going to be r
disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to politicize the withdrawal schedule -- those types of things that mitt romney and president obama -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: hours before, the obama campaign highlighted the foreign policy successes. >> i think president obama should be resolute and repeatedly as he has before, that he is a commander in chief, that he is a president who has restored america's diplomatic reputation and our ties and relationships around the world. >> reporter: there will be six 15-minute segments this evening and no opening statements. back to you. >> craig bosswell, thank you. >>> early voting starts today in d.c. expect to receive a voter guide in the mail some time soon. to vote g to one judiciary square on fourth street in northwest between 8:30 in
as the u.s. marks 2,000 soldiers killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. on saturday, a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> three were killed, four others hurt in a drone strike in pakistan. it happened in the town of mir ali in waziristan. that region is known for hiding several several terrorist groups. >>> shortly after 10:00 last night, a call for shots fired near new york avenue and north capitol street. when they arrived, they found a woman shot in the arm and a man shot in the leg. both were alert and breathing. they were taken to a nearby hospital and expected to be okay. no word on if the shooter has been identified. >>> today a controversial coal fired power plant in alexandria will close. the gen on plant on north 49th street. gen on will get back $32 million that the city held in escrow to use for environmental controls under an agreement signed in 2008. alexandria mayor bill euille says the city hopes to develop the site into retail and commercial space. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause problems for your mor
plans for their first night back in the u.s., there was a common theme. >> this was a really important day. >> yes, i'm sorry. orry. >> burger, fries. >> everything american. >> steak. >> chicken, ribs. >> reporter: the soldiers we spoke with all said they were happy to serve and described their time away as a great learning experience. >> you are a team. we made it back together one piece safe and sound, so i'm just really happy that that happened. >> welcome home to them. >>> still to come metro joining forces with police to help catch criminals on the tracks. just ahead we'll tell you about the new sexual assault website that is proving to be a success next when the news continues.  >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> we continue tonight with a metro alert. managers say the transit agency's new sexual harassment website is a success. it allows riders to alert police officers to criminals targeting passengers on the rail system. fox 5's john henrehan is monitoring metro tonight. >> reporter: at last week's board meeting metro transit police chief michael taborn said th
department will present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate that killed u.s. ambassador chris steven son and three other americans. yesterday, the department said it did not believe the attacks were linked to protests or anticipate-islamic films made in the u.s. new documents suggest there was a disagreement about the internal security needed at the consulate before the attacks. >>> a major poll says mitt romney has pulled into the lead in the race for the white house after a strong debate performance and a week of high profile events, romney is now beating president obama by four points. >> tom fitzgerald talk to the people would put this all together and he has the details for us this morning. s morning. >> reporter: for mitt romney, the post-debate bounce is stretching into its second week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. >> reporter: just last month,
, 2012, live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome. good morning, i'm wisdom martin. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. definitely felt a little bit of a chill in the air but about the same as we had yesterday. >> temperatures are 10 degrees warmer? >> they are? >> yeah. >> than they were yesterday morning. ? >> come on, sarah. >> i didn't feel it that much warmer. >> that is because wisdom goes if his fancy house to the garage. just kidding. >> i like it though. >> let's go to temperatures. >> let's just do that. >> 56 at reagan national. dulles, 52. bwi marshall, 48. remember yesterday, dulles was back in the 30s. >> oh, it's all coming back to me now. >> yesterday, reagan national was in the upper 40s at this hour. so a little bit warmer than yesterday. still, it is on the cool side and it is pleasant. should see plenty of sunshine here early. we'll seat clouds increase a little later this afternoon. and eventually that band of rain you see out towards cincinnati will get in here. the same band of rain that brought the rain delays to the baseball games yesterday. it could drop
military institute, romney said that president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and asked -- as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and insure they obtain the arms they need to defeat the tanks and helicopters. >> this is in america standing together. >> reporter: in the middle east, romney said the president has alienated the u.s.'s strongest ally, israel. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> democrats are hitting back. >> that is what news media and fellow republicans call mitt romney's gap-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland. >> reporter: the obama campaign ads are mocking romney's diplomatic ability while the president points to osama bin laden. >> i said we focused on the people who actually attackeddous 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: polls released monday, though, show mitt romney closed the gap. polit key has the president's lead down to 1 -- politico has the race down to 1%. dallas has yet down to 40% and rasmus
rd. taking a live look right now at the u.s. capitol dome and nice and quiet out there this morning. a little brisk i guess you could call it. temperatures in the 50s right now. as tucker mentioned, things will be going up later on today temperature wise o. good morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get to tucker right now and get the latest on our forecast. >> feels a lot like it did yesterday at this time. >> it's a little bit warmer than yesterday but it is cooler outside with temperatures falling back to the 50s, a few 40s out there but we're shaping up to have a great tuesday at least temperature wise. a little more in the way of cloudiness but no complaints. 53 this morning out at dulls. remember yesterday temperatures flirted with the 30s during the early morning hours. you can see we're a little warmer today. looking at our satellite radar, we are looking at some cloudiness here off to the north and to the north and west. that's actually a warm front stretching through and that's going to allow us much warmer air in here later this morning, so after a cool start to t
is pregnant. van der sloot was suspected of killing an alabama teenager and is wanted in the u.s. for extorting her family, but it may be harder to extradite him if the u.s. believes he is a peruvian citizen which could happen if he has a child there. he is convicted of murdering a peruvian woman two years ago. >>> a football fan after a bar fight in florida. 42-year-old chris petriy of illinois was in jacksonville to see the bears/jaguars game yesterday when someonslashed his throat inside a bar. 27-year-old matthew hinson was mad petry was talking to his wife. >>> a couple humiliated to find themselves at the center of a drug raid. here's what they did. they bought a bush at a yard sale in england, planted it in their yard, but they had no idea it was actually a marijuana plant. cops posted a picture on twitter saying it's one of the biggest pot plants they've ever seen. the couple is embarrassed at all the attention, no word tonight whether they'll be charged. >>> a different kind of food fight for a good cause, 60 restaurants and plenty of celebrities teaming up to fight hung
into us. the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. this latest attack comes as the u.s. marks 2,000 troops killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> president obama appears to be winning over voters in states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by two percentage points among likely voters nationwide. according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. the president leads his republican rival by 11 points among likely voters in swing states. that includes virginia, ohio, and florida. both candidates will spend the next couple of days preparing for their first debate. it takes place wednesday night in november. the president is getting ready in nevada. romney is already in denver. >>> and vp candidate paul ryan will prepare for his debate in virginia as well. the republican congressman will hold a three-day camp starting on wednesday. it is still unknown where he'll be exactly in the state for his debate prep. as for vice president joe biden, he's using maryland repres
protests from japanese citizens, six u.s. military aircraft were transferred to a base in japan today. hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside that base on the southern island of okinawa. they say osprey hybrid aircraft have bad safety records and are dangerous for people living near the base. more than 50,000 american troops are currently stationed in japan. >>> iran is looking to replace google and its e-mail service. officials say they have already banned g mail in response to the controversial anti-islam film made in america. the film was posted on youtube, which is owned by google. iran's telecommunications department promises a clean version of the internet to help curb western influence. >>> and the time 5:37. next, the interview with d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo. >> i'm sorry i murdered your husband. i'm sorry i murdered your wife. >> what the convicted killer had to say about the actions he made as he terrorized the d.c. region. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's
now. right now. >>> happy wednesday, october 17th. hump day, live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome. tucker guaranteed there would be no rain yesterday and he was 100% right. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's see if he can guarantee it again today. >> going for two in a row. going to be dry today. today will be even nicer and warmer than yesterday. >> all right. by afternoon, we'll be near 70. there is a live look at the satellite picture. we've got a few clouds streaming through but no rainfall associated with it. and it should quickly push off to the east and to the north. i think we'll be generally dealing with sunshine today just like yesterday and with a bit of a suggested early breeze today. a little bit warmer conditions later today than what we had around here yesterday. it is cool right now. cold in spots. right now, at reagan national, it is 49 degrees. 49 at reagan national as we switch maps. 49degrees. 39 out at dulles. bw incident marshall, 43 degrees. definitely a jacket here for the first part of the day. by this aftern
outside at the u.s. capitol dome. >> -- all eyes on on the vice presidential debate. >> happy thursday. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm tony perkins in for sarah simmons this morning. turn is here with the good word on what we can expect today as far as our weather. >> i'm wearing the red and blue. >> i got on purple. >> i don't know. >> there is always tomorrow to get it right. >> hopefully, there is tomorrow. >> all right. let's get to weather. it will be cool if you are heading to the game this afternoon. if you are working out in the yard, that kind of thing, cool as well. generally in the 40s. it has just fallen into the 40s here in the city. there is a live look at your satellite picture. most of the cloud cover is well to our north and to northern new england, upstate new yo. we are looking at fine conditionsen unlike yesterday, -- looking at fine conditions unlike yesterday. reagan national, right now at 49 degrees. 45 at dulles. bwi marshall, 46 degrees. here is your forecast for today. again, temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. we'll go 62 here in town. but notice mos
to collide with a guided missile cruiser. the u.s. montpelier and the u.s.s. jacinto collided. the damage is still being assessed. >>> social security benefits are going up next year and later today, 56 million people would rely on the payments will find out exactly how much their monthly payments will go up. the increase is tied to inflation and that will be released later on today. preliminary figures put the increase between 1 and 2% which would be the lowest increase since automatic adjustments started in 1975. >>> we've heard of all kind of of animals being on the highway or we've run across them at some point. but what about elephants? that's right. elephants. drivers in mississippi international societied i guess you could say too "twilight" the surprise when four circus elephants got loose from the truck they were riding in, veered off the road. officials say the elephants were shocked and scared but otherwise okay and continued on their trip in a new truck. but elephants wandering around the highway. that is a new one. >> and in mississippi. >>> fed up with cars speeding through
was way out front on this issue. the u.s. government didn't give women the right to vote for another half-century. with "flag facts," i'm alexa. >> some people are hard workers. some are not. new research might explain one reason why. it depends on what you focus on. hard workers concentrate on the goal, but people who shirk their work tend to zero in on all the effort it is going to take to get the task done. so here's the secret to success -- always keep your eyes on the prize. >> a lot of us would like to help make the world a better place. you can get involved with existing service projects, or you can start one of your own. brandon has the story of two teens who did just that. >> is it all right if i play this piece? [ cheers and applause ] all right. >> jourdan urbach reaches out with music. he brings his talent as a violinist to children in hospitals. [ mid-tempo music plays ] [ crowd cheering ] neha gupta reaches out with books. at 16, she has already spent several years helping orphaned children in india. jourdan and neha are recent winners of the world of children youth award. t
the capsule to a nearby aircraft carrier. the u.s.s. intrepid was often one of those carriers. to be perfectly accurate, while the enterprise flew missions, they were all within earth's atmosphere, so enterprise never actually went into space, but it blazed a trail for all other shuttles to follow. >> and enterprise was used for some very important tests at the beginning of the shuttle program, and one of the things that enterprise did was test the space shuttle's ability to land in the earth's atmosphere. >> and that launched a space program that lasted 30 years. shuttles like the enterprise flew 134 missions. the crews conducted experiments and brought supplies to the international space station. >> i think it would be pretty sweet to travel to space. >> when the shuttle program ended in 2011, a new kind of space race began. cities across america competed for the retired shuttles. the shuttle atlantis went to the kennedy space center in florida, los angeles won the endeavour, the shuttle discovery is now on display in washington, d.c., and the enterprise traveled in grand style to new york c
presidential debate here. and we want to hear from you let us know. >>> the u.s. named an interim successor to chris stevens. the state department announced topin -- top diplomat lawrence pope will take the position, a 31 year foreign officer, speaks arabic and retired in 2,000. he will stay in the position until a permanent position is found. three other americans and stevens died in that ambush. >>> u.s. officials are condemning the shooting of a 49- year-old pakistani -- 14-year- old pakistani girl shot twit by taliban militants this week. they're outraged over the attack. it happened on tuesday as act have visto activists milala usee was on the way home from school. the unknown gunman asked for her by name and shot her in the head and neck. an advocate for girls education, writes a blog for the bbc under the life, the tale ban. >>> all eyes are on the nationals. not literally, but we're watching as they get closer to the world series. and here's more from outside of baltimore park. >> and this is's must win to stay alive k. they force it tonight? this is underway going into the bottom o
and twitter. the documents challenge initial statements made by u.s. officials five days after the attack. the obama administration announced they believed the assault was a spontaneous reaction to an aspect islam film on you tube. and -- on youtube and they're demanding a clear answer. >> you have four americans dead and you have an ambassador, an important person in any administration dead, and you don't have the president out there getting briefed on a regular basis? >> the white house said a few hours after the group claimed responsibility for the attack, he denied it. the state department appointed a review board and will examine consulate security, investigate the suspected attackers and review the administration's response. >>> to a story you saw first on fox 5. a conduct of some members of montgomery county police department under riew tonight and authorities have opened an enchoiry after an officer, who was caught by amateur video at an apartment complex. john henrehan is working the story and joins us tonight. john? >> reporter: the amateur video shots from an apartment window y
administration is facing some tough new questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there. doug luzader is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the state department dropped something of a bombshell saying that they never thought that this attack on the u.s. consulate was part of a spontaneous protest. with the investigation into what happened at this compound in libya underway, there is now a clear rift between president obama and the u.s. state department. while many blamed the protests and discounted the idea that terrorists killed chris stevens, it's unclear what she was basing that on. the u.s. state department, that was not them. according to one official, that was not our conclusion. this as congress gets ready for some explosive hearings. >> what the state department bureaucracy distances itself from the liberal white house, you know the white house has a big problem. >> reporter: the white house denies there was a coverup. beyond that, more questions about security at the u.s. compound with documents showing well over 200 securi
fatal. [ siren wails ] >> every 10 minutes, someone in the u.s. is rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. what's more, food allergies are becoming more common. peanut allergies alone have tripled since our parents were kids. >> i have a friend who's allergic to almonds. >> my friends are allergic to nuts, berries, and milk. >> my best friend is allergic to peanuts. >> one of my friends, she's allergic to peanuts. [ mid-tempo piano music playing ] >> unfortunately, many people don't realize just how serious food allergies can be. heather had to educate her friends and classmates and even a teacher who was using peanut candy for a science lesson. >> and she said, "how allergic are you?" i said, "i can't be in the room if we're doing this experiment." and she dismissed me from class, and that prevented my learning. some teachers, you know, really help me out, and some teachers don't understand it. >> heather spoke about her condition at a conference in washington, d.c. she was invited by f.a.a.n., the food allergy and anaphylaxis network. >> it was really int
the last hour, this is the president making history here becoming the first u.s. sitting u.s. president to vote early. the president cast his ballot in chicago not far from where he used to live. >> i just wanted to bring by some krispy cremes. >> reporter: we'll start in florida where he brought breakfast for a firehouse and then heading to richmond, virginia. >> i was proud and humbled to learn that we have colin powell supporting the campaign. i'm grateful to him for his lifetime of service to his country both as a soldier and diplomat. and then we head over cincinnati, ohio. >> obama campaign doesn't have a plan. it's slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things despite the fact that the america has huge challenges and that this is such an opportunity for america. >> back to virginia now. that is where paul ryan headed to bristol, virginia. we'll take the founding principals that made us great in the first place and we're going reapply him to the problems of the day and get this country back on track and we'll help good job creators back in the my of fighting jobs.
, right? >> in the u.s., the vast majority of spiders are not dangerous to humans. >> so if we're bitten by a harmless spider, do we need to apply first aid? >> yes, wash that spider bite with soap and water two or three times a day until it heals. also, you can apply a cold compress, which is basically just an ice pack. just make sure that there is a piece of cloth between your skin and the ice. >> what spiders are dangerous? >> hmm. there's two of main concern. first is the black widow. it's identified by this red hourglass, but it's on the underside of its body. the second is the brown recluse, which also has a marking on its back in the shape of a violin. if you think you've been stung by either of these spiders, call 911. >> you know, the more i learn about spiders, the more i'm convinced that they're just little, ugly, disgusting creatures. ugh! for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> to mark our 10th year on tv, each week we take a look back at one of the stories we've covered. [ classical music plays ] >> when ballet first began, the performers were all men. eventually, the number of
to shooting and killing a metro bus rider last year. the u.s. attorney's office said delron 567son of southeast and vincent gray pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. the authorities say 22-year-old demoteeous thompson was killed last october. the two men fought with the victim and boarded the bus around midnight. the prosecutors say atchinson shot thompson twice. the shooting was caught on security video. the two will be sentenced in december. >>> in tent's health alert, officials identified a third patient infected with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroids injection. it's killed seven people and sickened more than 60 people across nine states. health officials say the contaminated shots might have been delivered to as many as 23 states and they fear thousands more could have been exposed. >>> big changes in the forecast. gwinn has detail -- gwen has
, laura. >> reporter: a big merger in the highly u.s. competitive cell phone market. struggling cell phone companies, time error -- t- mobile and metro pcs communications are set to join forces, a deal that will create a $7 billion company with more than 40 million subscribers. the deal still needs the green light from shareholders and regulatory approval. samsung, over apple again, this time over the iphone 5, the latest fight over infringement on the patent. you will remember the korean electronics company sued apple over previous versions for copying certain innovations like synchronizing photos, music, and video files across several devices and methods to capture and send video over the internet. the latest case is due to go to trial in march of 2014. and if you're a fitness geek, you probably heard of trx. all of the rage now. there is a recall announced on trx equipment and involves older model professional and tactical suspension trainer devices made between 2006-2007. a buckle on the devices can break causing users to fall. there have been 700 -- excuse me, 570 reported breaking an
beach telling police he was heading to his grandmother's house. police started following him on u.s. 1 right in front of a hotdog stand. the owner watched in awe. >> that was probably one of the funniest things i've ever seen in my life. >> reporter: people came out of their homes, businesses, even pulled over to check out what was going on. >> i was coming down u.s. 1 to here and i see a horse come out of a road and riding on u.s. 1. there had to be 20 cop cars. >> reporter: police say they repeatedly told the man to get off the horse and out of the street. they followed him over railroad tracks and through busy intersections. >> we saw the whole thing from start to finish. i couldn't believe all the cops were saying down! down! i went oh, my god. >> reporter: police followed him for 35 minutes through town when they finally convinced him to get off the horse. with a little help from police cohort was cuffed and taken to jail. the horse we're told had some minor injuries to one of its legs but is fine thanks to a motorist who stopped to guide the horse out of the road. >> a truck s
. prosecutors say quazi nafis came to the u.s. from bangladesh in january on a student visa. he attended southeast missouri state stying cybersecurity nall, he contacted a confidential informant saying he wanted to form a terror cell. he met with undercover agents in september telling them he wanted to become a martyr for al-qaeda. he chose the target himself and was supplied with inactive materials to make a to 1,000 pound bomb. officials say nafis made several attempts to detonate it in lower manhattan yesterday and was then arrested. new york representative peter king says the fbi rightly let this one play out. >> they did not want this case to break out in the open as quickly as it did because they wanted to try to get more information out of him as to possible other al-qaeda operatives here in the united states. but i have no reason to believe he is night lone wolf other than the fact that during the course of the investigation, he did talk about having contacts back in bangladesh and in yemen all i believe. >> he faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and a
east today, suspected u.s. drone air strikes have killed at least seven al-qaida militants in yemen. that's according to security officials there. the militants had apparently gathered at a farm in the southern part of the country. officials say the air strikes came after tips from local residents that an al-qaida attack on the town was imminent. >>> federal agents disrupt a terror plot against the federal reserve building in new york city. >> this as the war on terror is playing a larger role in the race to the white house. fox5's melanie alnwick has details. >> quazi nafis had his first court appearance yesterday. he entered the united states on a student visa in january, allegedly to study cyber security. prosecutors say his true intent was to launch a terror attack on american soil. we're learning more about his plot and connections. but the resurgence of al-qaida appears to be having an impact on the campaign trail. >> reporter: another terror linked crime scene, this time the federal reserve building in new york city, just blocks away from ground zero in manhattan. the accused
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. there is word on another capture of a former libyan official. >> and more on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: a sign of the unsettled nature of things here in libya and we're getting confirmation the former spokesperson for gaddafi was captured. he's been on the run for more than a year and they caught him at tripoli. we were sot scene shortly after gaddafi was captured and killed one year ago. and there is some -- against those among them involved and as we talk to people here, there is happiness still and reservations, especially about security. a good example, the instability, of course, the attack on the u.s. mission of benghazi which left ambassador chris stevens and three others dead. weeks later, it's a horror to see the compound. we were. there the main residence and that is some smoke of the fire. can you see the signs of desperation, ransacked and as to answers to the remaining questions, one eyewitness tells us the mob marched the compound that night and is chanting blood-30y slogans -- blood- thirsty slogans is why some think there was a protest first. we're told t
than they would have been if they never had been shipped to the u.s. as slaves and slavery may have been a blessing in disguise. when democratic governor and other leaders criticized him, he wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper comparing their criticisms to hitler's propaganda. >> now he blames me and others for whatever problems he has gotten in this regard? we didn't write those letters. we didn't write that book. but it's easy for him to blame others. what he called me? a nazi. >> he accused democrats of pressuring an owner to cancel a fundraiser. he is under fire for saying he supports the death penalty for disobedient children. the restaurant owner says no one pushed him to cancel that event. >>> turning now to weather, it was a great fall day outside today. will tomorrow be a repeat? glenn is in the weather center with a preview. >> everyone did enjoy today, you'll like tomorrow a little bit more. let's take a look at things and put it all together for you. right now, we have a few clouds rolling in across the area and they'll continue to do so into the course of t
in the race for the u.s. senate. the aarp and the virginia league of women voters hosted the debate. they touched on issues that included win's health, defense cuts, entitlement programs, illegal immigration and economy. the race could determine the balance of power in the u.s. senate too. >> it was good. it was the fastest hour in show biz. we covered a lot of ground and i think are n a civil but clear way, showed that we have some differences. i think that is good for virginians. >> if he wasn't in the most partisan job jetting around the country, giving speeches, raising money in san francisco to new york city while trying to raise taxes on virginians, maybe there wouldn't have been over 100,000 jobs lost in virginia. >> recent polls show tim kaine leading george allen by more than four points. >>> if it sounds like a bad idea, then it probably is especially when you think about getting into the ring during a bull fight. >> coming up next the frightening scene that left many people -- >> why, people, why? barack obama and the liberals s $4,000. >> we're checking on that coming u
, citing concern from three u.s. security agencies, metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until after the protests in the middle east over the "innocence of muslims" film subsided. the sponsor sued to put them up immediately and won. riders have mixed feelings. >> in our civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest you for engaging in the violence. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds, but i think it's irresponsible. >> it's kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage, but this is america. it's freedom of speech. >> reporter: again, we don't know what time those ads are going to be posted today. metro did say it was not going to appeal the ruling and would comply with the judge's order which specify they need to be up by 5:00 this evening. there are three other stations that will be displaying the ads, georgia avenue, glenmont and takoma stations. just one ad in each station. police say they'll be ready in case there are protests, but they do
ridiculing the prophet mohammad. an attorney for metro told a federal judge that three u.s. security agencies have cautioned metro about current unspecified concerns. metro furnished a video shot by a new york post reporter showing one woman defacing one of the 10 posters and another woman trying to block that action. metro is trying to delay the posters until november 1st to allow the world situation to calmdown. the attorney for the pro israeli poster maker said that metro must display the ads without delay. >> in our civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest you for engaging in violence and all it's going to do is embolden those. >> reporter: during the hearing, the u.s. district judge collier characterized the part of the poster as being part of hate speech and wondered aloud if metro manager's concerns are reasonable and did not issue a ruling today. the person who wants to put up the poster was hoping for a quick ruling and ordering metro it put them up r
, muhammad executed and malvo serving a light sentence. >>> it's been 68 years since seven u.s. marines went missing in action on a training flight over the south pacific in world war ii. tonight their remains are back home buried together at arlington national cemetery. fox 5's bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: it took only one hearse, just one flag draped casket to carry the remains of seven u.s. marines missing in action since the second world war. they are 2nd lieutenant walter vincent, technical sergeant james csney, corporal wayne erickson, first lieutenant lavern lalithen, second lieutenant dwight eckston, private first class john donovan and corporal jack yeager. >> he was 12 years older than i was and was my hero as i grew up. >> reporter: jack yeager's nephew and niece among the relatives of all seven marines who have come from across the country for this extraordinary ceremony and burial. >> they will be in a common grave here in arlington and it's a celebration and a homecoming. we've got them home. >> reporter: the marines went missing on april 22nd, 1944, when their pa
on the shoreline as hurricane sandy approaching the u.s. >> we are keeping everybody out of the water. we are not putting the guard in the towers because it's little bit dangerous with the wind so we are patrolling in our trucks. >> reporter: the hurricane is expected to merge with a winter storm and blast of arctic air. weather forecasters say atlantis agood chance much of the east coast will get hit with gale force winds, heavy rain,ed intoing and maybe even snow. >> you will have lots of people affected. >> reporter: some folks in maryland are already heading to home detoe to stock occupy supplies. >> it has been a very active morning. >> looking at a generator. time to have some back-up. >> reporter: lot storm is not expected to hit until early next week, utility officials in connecticut aren't taxing any chances. >> we are having conversations right now with mutual assistance organizations and contractors within a two to three-day drive from here trying to ascertain that you are availability. >> reporter: some forecasters say the worst it was could be focused around new jersey and ne
,en. live look outside right there at the u.s. capitol dome. blankets, turn on the heater, whatever you need to do to stay warm if you don't like the chill. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. gwen is in for tucker. how are you doing? >> you are so from the south. >> i can't help it. >> you are from canada. we have like the two polar opposites. >> here we go. >> i don't like if t. if it gets too cold but not as a big of a wimp as wisdom. >> it is jacket weather. >> it will be cool outside. here is our accu-weather fox 5 radar composite. the clouds are rolling in across the region. we are not talking a lot of sunshine today so don't expect it. there is rain pushing its way in from the south-southwest and that will head our way into the course of the day. be prepared for that. right now, not seeing any of that across our immediate area but it is in the forecast to come. current temperatures, 46 degrees at reagan national airport. 40 at dulles. 42 at bwi thurgood marshal so yes, it is chilly. even colder to the west. we've freeze warning in effect and a frost advisory in effect until
to the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. fox5's molly hannonberg reports. >> reporter: republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on the bomb administration over the libya attack. newly released state department documents show ambassador stevens was worried about the situation predicting back in june that the violence in libya was likely to continue and worsen. in a letter to president obama they wrote -- >> reporter: the obama administration has said there was no intelligence suggesting an attack was imminent. some democrats on capitol hill say republicans are trying to take political advantage of the attack. >> do you think it's a coincidence that two days before a national debate over foreign policy they release these documents? this is pure politics, and the american people deserve better. >> reporter: also gop senators john mccain, lindsey graham and yacht have sent a second letter to the intelligence leaders saying -- the chairman of the house armed services committee says he hasn't gotten answers from the pentagon. >> i'm troubled by the way this incident is u
not participate in the illegal activity to pay sulaimon brown. still the u.s. attorney's office continues to investigate his campaign. in the district matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> president obama says he was just too polite in the debate with mitt romney last week. the president made his lengthiest comments so far on the performance in an interview with abc. he said it gets repetitive to keep saying romney's claims aren't true. he compared it to winning two games and losing the third in a seven-game series, but he promised he'd see more action in the debate next week. pops show the president lost ground to mitt romney after that debate. >>> don't forget tomorrow is the vice presidential debate. joe biden faces off with congressman paul ryan. it starts at 9:00 here on fox 5 and catch the news afterwards. >>> as the 10 continues get ready for a new look from metro. tonight we know what the railcars will look like, what they're promising passengers and how soon you will see them. >> a big headache for toyota, a massive worldwide recall, how the carmaker is trying to fix a fire hazard. >> we
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